Where: Bad Lamb Academy Virtual Classroom/Portal Page (Big Blue Button)
Date: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd, 2019
Time: 7:00 EST to 9:00 EST (NYC Time)
Instructor: Maria Grace
All stories are comprised of component parts, namely scenes. Though the term 'scene' might not seem super sexy, it is the fundamental building block of all great stories.
Knowing where and when to start a scene, where to stop, what to reveal or keep secret is all part of the magic that traps the reader in the fictive dream and won't let them go.
Crafting scenes that hook is what will make YOUR stories stand out amidst the millions of self-published books being churned out every year.
Strong scenes make for superlative STORYTELLING.
This class will cover:
What is a scene and why is it important?
The MRU-the smallest unit of scene
Scene and Sequel—what are they and why both are crucial
The key parts of a good scene
What story functions do scenes accomplish?
How to evaluate scenes during the editing phase
How to improve weak scenes
***Remember a FREE recording of the class is included in your purchase price!
About the Instructor:
Maria Grace is the author of 23 books. She has a PhD in Educational Psychology and is a 16-year veteran of the university classroom where she taught courses in human growth and development, learning, test development and counseling. None of which have anything to do with her undergraduate studies in economics/sociology/managerial studies/behavior sciences.
She has one husband, earned two graduate degrees and two black belts, raised three sons, danced English Country dance for four years, is aunt to five nieces, is designing a sixth Regency-era costume, blogged seven years on Random Bits of Fascination, has outlines for eight novels waiting to be written, attended nine English country dance balls, and shared her life with ten cats.
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About Kristen Lamb
Kristen Lamb is a #1 best-selling author, international speaker, blogger, and branding Jedi who briefly dated Cthuhlu freshman year. (They broke up—Cthulhu was a bit “clingy,” and Kristen didn’t realize that a “long distance” relationship really meant inter-dimensional travel.)
Her highly acclaimed mystery thriller, The Devil’s Dance, is in no way related to the amount of true crime podcasts or tv shows she consumes. Also, no animals (other than maybe some chocolate bunnies) were harmed in the creation of her new horror anthology---written in the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock and Black Mirror---WTH Did I Just Read?
She’s the creator of the perennial branding and social media guide book, Rise of the Machines–Human Authors in a Digital World. Additionally, she is the author of the #1 best-selling books We Are Not Alone–The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer.
When she’s not on the road speaking at conferences or teaching online writing seminars, she is rescuing kittens and bringing coffee to the guys in the NSA van parked in front of her house.
Writer, kitten-rescuer, and NSA subject since 2005.
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